This email with the subject "I need your Assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 23 Oct 2007 02:43:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. William Moris" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
NATWEST BANK PLC LAMBETH PALACE RD LONDON SE1 7EH FROM THE DESK OF : WILLIAM MORIS Before proceeding, I wish to introduce myself to you; I am William Moris a staff of Natwest Bank plc London. I am the head of the account department. I am pleased to get across to you for a very urgent and profitable business proposal which I believe will profit the both of us aftercompletion. I contacted you after a carefull thought that you might be capable of handling this business transaction, which i explained below. The sum of ( Â12,500,000.00 Million Pounds), has been floating as unclaimed since 2000 in my bank as all efforts to get across to the his relatives of our client who deposited the money have hit the stones. Thereis this immigrant Mr. Andreas schranner, property magnate who was based in the U.K, who happens to be one of our very good clients. On the 25Th of July 2000, Mr. Andreas schranner, his wife Maria ,their daughter AndrÃ'eich, her husband Christian, and their children katharina andmaximilian all died in the air France concord plane crash bound fo NewYork in their plan for a world cruise. All attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. My position here at my office requires me to investigate and I therefore made further investigations and discovered that Mr. Andreas Schranner did not declare any next of kin or relation in all his official documents,including his bank deposit paperwork in my bank.According to the British Law. The money will revert to the ownership of the British government if nobody applies to claim the fund.To avoid this money being sent to the British treasury as unclaimed funds,I have decided to seek you assistance to have you stand as his next ofkin so that the said fund ( Â12,500,000.00 million pounds), would be released in your name as the next of kin and paid into your account. All documents and proof that will have you claim this fund without stress will be forwarded to you upon your response to this mail more so, i want to inform you that i have unanimously agreed to offer you (Â4m) of the total sum for the assistance and role you are going to play in this transaction,(Â2m)will be given to charity organisations in your country with your supervision while the remaining will be for me. Please send your confidential telephone and fax number in your reply to this business transaction. PLEASE CHANNEL YOUR RESPONSE TO : firstname.lastname@example.org Kind regards, Mr. William Moris